Henry Adrian "Smokey" Garrett, Jr. (born January 3, 1943 in Brooksville, Florida) is a former professional baseball player who played eight seasons for the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels of Major League Baseball. Garrett later played for the Hiroshima Carp in Japan, hitting 102 home runs in three seasons. Hiroshima won the 1979 Japan Series against Charlie Manuel and the Kintetsu Buffaloes. During the course of his career, for all seasons in all leagues, Garrett slugged a total of 424 home runs. This is broken down as follows: U.S. Minor Leagues: 280, Japan: 102, Venezuelan Winter League: 31 (Regular & Post-Season) and Major Leagues: 11. Also, during the course of his career, he achieved the following totals: 9,017 Plate Appearances (estimated), 3,691 Total Bases, 2,348 Games, 1,998 Hits, 1,388 RBI's and 780 extra base hits.
Garrett's younger brother, Wayne Garrett, won the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets. Garrett served as hitting coach for the Louisville Bats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, from 2003 through 2011. He served in this capacity for the 2011 season, along with Pitching Coach Ted Power and Manager Rick Sweet. From 2012-2015, Garrett's role has been that of a part-time instructor for Cincinnati during spring training, post-draft mini-camp, instructional league and the regular season.
By Dean Hanley
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